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Battery Issues After Updating Surface RT To Windows 8.1 To Be Fixable In 6 Steps

Problems after a big update are common, and Windows 8.1 with the Surface RT are no exception it seems. Shortly after the update was released to the public it was pulled by Microsoft due to devices…

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Nokia Lumia 1520 Available In Europe For Pre-Order At €700

During the time when US carriers were announcing the Nokia Lumia 1520 for their own networks, people from across the globe were left wondering as to how much would this $750 device cost in their own region.…

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The Lumia 1520 Is The First Smartphone To Use Assertive Display Technology

Nokia recently unveiled their flagship phablet, the Lumia 1520, at Nokia World two days ago. The company didn’t reveal much about other aspects of the device other than its camera and software, both of which took…

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Windows 8.1 64 Bit Not Working With Some Old AMD Processors

Microsoft recently made a statement to Neowin confirming that some really old AMD processors would experience issues running Windows 8.1 64 bit. Microsoft claim that some early AMD processors (such as the Athlon 64, Athlon x2 64,…

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Microsoft Packs Popular Websites Into Apps To Fill The Windows Phone Store

Popular apps such as Pandora and Tumblr have been cooked up into apps and headed over to Windows Phone in recent months, and in the coming days, Instagram and Flipboard will be the latest mega-popular smartphone apps added to…

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Windows 8.1 Reported To Break Stylus Functionality On Some Surface Pro Tablets

According to murmurings on the Microsoft community forums the Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 upgrade on first generation Surface Pro tablets is causing problems with the Wacom stylus pen, as if the huge problems experienced with…

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Unactivated Windows 8.1 Blocks Some Features

Softpedia report that Microsoft is taking a minor stance against unactivated copies of Windows 8.1. To encourage users to opt for fully licensed versions, now that they are available to buy, Microsoft will limit the functionality…

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Some Google Services Encountering Problems On IE11 And Windows 8.1

The Next Web reports that Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1 was creating a load of problems and issues for some Google services. The Windows 8.1 rollout has been hit with some issues more broadly as…

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Official Facebook App Available For Windows 8.1 Users

This morning, after Windows 8 users upgraded to the new-look Windows 8.1 update, an official Facebook app was waiting in the revamped Windows Store. The Windows 8.1 Facebook app is extremely functional, having a three-pane design with your…

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Windows 8.1 Roll Out Starts Today

Starting today at 4am PDT, Windows 8.1 will begin rolling out as an optional update to all Windows 8 users. It has been a long time coming, or at least it has felt like a long…

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Lenovo Make IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro Available, Starts At $1000~

Liliputing report that Lenovo’s hotly anticipated IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro notebook/tablet “thing” is now available to buy. The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro features a choice of new Intel Haswell mobile CPUs, an extremely high resolution…

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Microsoft Says Its Surface Brand Is Confusing Customers

To our average reader I’d expect the difference between the Surface Pro and the Surface RT is pretty obvious – one runs Windows 8 RT and the other runs full Windows 8, one has an Nvidia…

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$100K Microsoft Bug Bounty Winner Says He Has Lost Most Of His Reward

Just two days ago we brought you the news that a security researched bagged a healthy $100,000 “bug bounty” from Microsoft for discovering a major class of security vulnerability in its Windows 8.1 operating system. Now…

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Windows Phone 8.1 To Support 10″ Tablets

While Microsoft is working hard to integrate the two platforms of theirs, those being the ARM dependent Windows RT and their Windows Phone platform, here’s something that confirms the impending demise of the former in favor…

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Microsoft Pays $100,000 Bounty For Windows 8.1 Exploit Discovery

Microsoft pledged to offer researchers and software developers up to $100,000 if they were able to find various exploits in its new Windows 8.1 operating system. Engadget reports that Microsoft has duly delivered and has just…

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HannsG Announces The Company’s First Touch Screen Monitor

HannsG has today announced its first Touch Screen monitor. Having price tag of only £199.99, the 23″ HT231HPB is set to turn the futuristic touch screen computing experience into reality for everyone. The new monitor which…

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Sharp’s First Windows 8 Tablet Has 10.1 Inch 2560 x 1600 Display

Engadget reports of Sharp unveiling its newest Windows 8 tablet at the CEATEC show in Japan. This new tablet from Sharp plays to their unique skills in developing high resolution panels and the “Mebius Pad”, as…

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Nokia Tablet “RX-114” Approved by the FCC and Heading for AT&T and Verizon

Until now there were rumors circulating about a new Nokia tablet said to be running Windows 8.1 RT in the works. This rumor became official when the device was approved by the FCC and will become available,…

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Microsoft Will Let Windows 7 Die Quicker Than XP

WindowsITPro report that Microsoft is planning to avoid the same “problems” encountered with Windows XP with Windows 7. Those problems are essentially that Microsoft failed to get its Windows XP user-base to upgrade to a newer…

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Microsoft Is Apparently Close To Unifying Its App Stores

Microsoft is rumoured to be close to completing the unification of its two separate app stores. Currently Microsoft’s Windows Store and Windows Phone Store are both separate but if ZDNet’s reports are accurate then we could…

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Second-Gen Surface Tablets Have No 4G LTE Support – WiFi Only

ZDNet reports that Microsoft’s second generation series of Surface tablets will not have 4G LTE support. In fact the second generation Surface tablets will apparently have no cellular connectivity at all – they will be WiFi…

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AMD Release Catalyst 13.9 For Windows 8.1 And Catalyst 13.10 Beta

AMD has just released its first set of “logo-certified” drivers for Windows 8.1. While this is not the same as WHQL certified these drivers should still be fully compatible with the new Windows 8.1 OS as…

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Windows 8.1 Packaging And Pricing Revealed – Starts At $120

Microsoft have revealed official details of Windows 8.1’s packaging and pricing on the Windows Blog. The new Windows packaging can be seen above and below and uses relatively clean styling. In terms of availability Windows 8.1…

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FinalWire Reveal AIDA64 v3.20 – Support For Windows 8.1

FinalWire today announced their latest official version of AIDA64 with version 3.2. The new update brings a whole bunch of new features that are crucial for staying up to date with the latest hardware and software…

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Windows 8.1 RTM Has Already Passed 2 Million Downloads

Microsoft’s Tami Reller, Vice President of Marketing, has been bragging to V3 and IDF 2013 that the Windows 8.1 RTM has already surpassed 2 million downloads. That number has been boosted by the fact Microsoft reversed…

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ASUS Announce $349 Transformer Book T100 Notebook/Tablet Hybrid

At IDF 2013 ASUS just officially unveiled its Transformer Book T100. This offering from ASUS will apparently cost only $349 but has a solid feature set that will kick most other Windows (RT) tablets and notebooks…

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Microsoft Has No Immediate Plans For An 8 Inch Surface Mini

Despite the widespread recognition that Microsoft really needs a smaller Surface tablet to capture that 7-8 inch tablet market TechCrunch reports that Microsoft has no immediate plans to release an 8 inch tablet aka Surface Mini.…